French tip #3- Potty Mouth
Frenchie Dental Care
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR FRENCHIE"S TEEEEETH.....
1.Wrap gauze or a washcloth around your finger and use it like a toothbrush on the pet’s teeth. This is a gentle way to introduce your pet to brushing. Wipe all the teeth, front and back, with strokes from the gum line to the tip of the tooth. Do this for one to two weeks until your pet is familiar with having its gums and teeth rubbed.
2.Gradually progress to a soft toothbrush and plain water. After a week of using a soft toothbrush, add a small amount of special dog toothpaste. Never use human toothpaste as it may irritate the pet’s stomach.
3.In oval motion brush the front and then the upper and lower teeth in the back at a 45-degree angle to the tooth surface. Scrub in the crevice where the gums meet the teeth, this is where odor and infection begin.
4.Feeding your French Bulldog dry dog food and then offering hard biscuits after each meal can drastically cut down on plaque build-up. The
abrasion helps keep plaque to a minimum on the crown of each tooth.
Be as proactive in your Frenchie’s health as you are in the lives of your other children. Because after all, they are a vital component of the family unit deserving of love, attention, and time .Untreated teeth can cause serious problems in pet’s health. Like in humans, it can affect other parts of the body. In your pet, they can cause heart and kidney disease. Regular veterinary dental checkups can help prevent serious problems and keep your pet healthy. Pet teeth cleaning includes use of a short-lasting anesthetic that allows for gum line probes, removal of tartar and tooth polishing. A good way to remember to schedule a dental exam is to combine it with your pet’s annual booster vaccinations. Just as important to annual dental exams is dental care at home, such as brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times per week. AAHA suggests this technique for both younger and older animals, although it’s easier to start brushing when the pet is young.
My name is Caroline and I love my babies!